10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues

10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues

June 14-16, 2012; Chicago

Westin Michigan Avenue

Presentations Now Available
Copies of the presentations for the 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference are now available via links below. Clicking "All" will allow you to download a ZIP file that includes all of the presentations for that day. Clicking "Individual" will open a window listing the presentations which you can download on an individual basis. The presentations are named by their start time, speaker's last name(s) and then an abbreviated title. If you experience problems with any of the links or have questions, please email cathy@beckershealthcare.com.

Thursday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

Friday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

Saturday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

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about the 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

This exclusive orthopedic, spine and pain-focused ASC conference brings together surgeons, physician leaders, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line and how to manage challenging clinical, business and financial issues.

Highlights include:
- 102 Sessions, 134 Speakers
- 25 CEOs as Speakers
- 30 Physician Leaders as Speakers
- Great Keynote Speakers including Lou Holtz, Legendary Football Coach, Analyst, ESPN; Tucker Carlson, Contributer FOX News and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Caller
- Keynote panels led by Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran
- Great Participants From All Over the Country
- Business, Clinical and Legal Issues

To Register: Call 800-417-2035 • Fax 866-678-5755 • Email registration@beckersasc.com
Or to register online, click here.

To download the conference brochure, click here (pdf).

To download the conference prospectus, click here (pdf).

Keynote Speakers:

Lou Holtz — Lou Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. Holtz grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio, graduated from East Liverpool High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Kent State in 1959 and a master’s degree from Iowa in arts and education in 1961. He played linebacker at Kent State for two seasons before an injury ended his career. Holtz is the only coach in the history of college football to: 1) Take 6 different teams to a bowl game. 2) Win 5 bowl games with different teams. 3) To have 4 different college teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll. Despite never inheriting a winning team, he compiled a 243-127-7 career record that ranked him third in victories among active coaches and eighth in winning percentage. His 12 career postseason bowl victories ranked him fifth on the all-time list. Holtz was recently selected for the College Football Hall of Fame, class of 2008, which places him in an elite group of just over 800 individuals in the history of football who have earned this distinction. Currently, Holtz serves as a college football studio analyst on ESPN. He appears on ESPNEWS, ESPN College GameDay programs, SportsCenter as well as serves as an on site analyst for college football games.


Sam Donaldson — Sam Donaldson, a 44-year ABC News veteran, served two appointments as chief White House correspondent for ABC News from January 1998 to August 1999 and from 1977- 1989, covering Presidents Carter, Reagan and Clinton. Donaldson also co-anchored PrimeTime Live with Diane Sawyer from August 1989, until it merged with 20/20 in 1999. He co-anchored the ABC News Sunday morning broadcast, This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts, from December 1996 to September 2002. From October 2001 to May 2004, he hosted The Sam Donaldson Show - Live in America, a daily news/talk radio program broadcast on ABC News Radio affiliates across the country. Most recently, Donaldson hosted the show Politics Live on ABC News Now, the ABC News digital network. From 1999 to 2001, Donaldson also hosted SamDonaldson@abcnews.com, the first regularly scheduled internet webcast produced by a television network. Donaldson has won many other awards, among them four Emmy Awards and three George Foster Peabody Awards.


Tucker Carlson — Tucker Carlson is a veteran journalist and political commentator, currently working for the Fox News Channel. Carlson is also the editor-in-chief of TheDailyCaller.com, a news and opinion site. Carlson joined Fox from MSNBC, where he hosted several nightly programs. Previously he was the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, where he was the youngest anchor in the history of that network. During the same period, Carlson also hosted a weekly public affairs program on PBS. A longtime writer, Carlson has reported from around the world, including dispatches from Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam. He has been a columnist for New York magazine and Reader’s Digest. He currently writes for Esquire and The New York Times magazine. Carlson began his journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock. His most recent book is entitled, Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News. In 2006, he appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Carlson is currently working on his third book.


Conference Sponsors:

Gold sponsors
VMG Health - Corporate Partner — VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. VMG's experience is unparalleled and their credentials are unmatched. Whether circumstances call for a comprehensive valuation, the sale or acquisition of a facility, or joint-venture development assistance, VMG Health offers a unique and in-depth understanding of the relationships, requirements and business issues that surround today's healthcare facilities. Along with performing hundreds of ASC valuations each year, VMG maintains the most comprehensive database on ASC financial benchmarking statistics. VMG's annual benchmarking study, the Intellimarker, provides decision makers with real information to measure and improve the value of their centers. For healthcare organizations seeking to grow, maximize profitability or form new relationships, having a partnership with financial experts who thoroughly understand the value drivers in today's healthcare industry is absolutely essential.

Surgical Care Affiliates - Corporate Partner — Surgical Care Affiliates is one of the nation's largest providers of specialty surgical services; through its affiliation with 18 health systems and more than 2,000 physician partners, it operates more than 125 surgical facilities across the country. Along with 6,000 teammates, Surgical Care Affiliates provides a broad array of specialty surgical services across 32 states.

National Medical Billing Services - Lou Holtz Keynote — National Medical Billing Services concentrates strictly on providing billing and coding solutions for ambulatory surgery centers and is the fastest growing company in the industry. National Medical Billing Services are a nationally focused company with clients in over twenty five states.

United Surgical Partners - Friday Evening Networking Reception — United Surgical Partners is your trusted partner in short-stay surgical facilities. With over 200 facilities in the United States, we have extensive experience in managing successful centers focused on high quality patient care. Founded on the three-way joint-venture model (hospital-physician-management company), over 60 percent of our facilities are owned with local not-for-profit health systems along with our physician partners. Partnering with USPI provides management strength with individual attention to your facility. For more information, visit www.uspi.com.

AccredAbility - USB Drives — AccredAbility is a comprehensive accreditation tracking and reporting solution. No more binders, clipboards and missing information. AccredAbility combines the access of the internet, a simple data capture process, a comprehensive database, and a sophisticated reporting mechanism. Learn more at www.managemyasc.com/accredability.

Manage My ASC - USB Drives — Manage My ASC is a real-time, interactive management tool that provides an unprecedented view into the financial and operational performance of your center with tracking, benchmarking, analysis and recommendations. Learn more at www.managemyasc.com.

Silver sponsors
Facility Development & Management - Room Key Cards — Facility Development & Management is a for-profit LLC that provides consultative, developmental and managerial services for outpatient ambulatory surgical centers throughout the United Sates. The primary objectives of Facility Development and Management are to identify business opportunities; formulate project plans; guide and direct facilities through the planning, construction, set-up and licensure phases of the project; and provide ongoing administrative and clinical support. The company serves as an agent of change helping to formulate policy on providing outpatient ambulatory services that will be reflective of quality surgical services for physicians and consumers. Facility Development serves as a resource for innovative physicians and institutions on a national level.

Spine Centers of America - Tote Bags — Spine Centers of America delivers back pain relief with a full range of endoscopic spine surgery procedures -- always performed by Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons to ensure the highest quality of care. Founder Bryan J. Massoud, M.D., is among the most experienced surgeons performing endoscopic laser spine procedures in the country and regularly teaches endoscopic techniques and new procedures, such as kyphoplasty, in classes nationwide. To supplement continuing education, Spine Centers of America is one of the few private practices -- perhaps the only one -- that offers surgeons the opportunity to observe endoscopic spine procedures over extended periods and learn new techniques that Dr. Massoud has developed with colleagues. Visit www.SpineCentersOfAmerica.com or call 877 722 6008.

EVEIA Health - Lanyards/Conference at a Glance — Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Senior Management serve as advisors to national corporations and provide leadership in health policy initiatives related to reimbursement on behalf of ASCs at both state and federal levels. Eveia's services include contracting and contract analysis, acting as administrator and manager, customizing revenue management, financial analysis, and enhancing and maximizing the financial position of clients. In addition, Eveia implements training and reimbursement calculators, and it provides feasibility studies, payor due diligence, fee schedule development and coordination of business related activities. Eveia provides services to ASCs, clinics, surgical practices and ASC companies across the U.S. The company has serviced more than 150 clients since its inception in 1998.

QSE Technologies - Cyber Cafe — QSE Technologies is a premiere IT systems integrator serving the ambulatory healthcare industry for more than five years, which can manage all aspects of IT infrastructure design, configuration, installation and ongoing tech support for new and existing ASCs nationwide.

Symbion Healthcare - Bottled Water — Symbion is a leading provider of high quality surgical services across many specialties. Led by one of the industry's most experienced management teams, the company was founded in 1996 to acquire, develop and operate surgical facilities in partnership with physicians, hospitals and health systems.

Source Medical Solutions - Aluminum Sport Bottles — SourceMedical is a leading provider of outpatient information solutions and billing services (through its Revenue Cycle Solutions division), collectively serving ASCs and surgical hospitals by offering end-to-end systems to improve operational efficiency and cash flow while empowering healthcare facilities to deliver a higher standard of patient care.

Ambulatory Alliances - Travel Mugs — Ambulatory Alliances is a middle-market boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm. We focus exclusively on ambulatory centers and more specifically radiation oncology and ambulatory surgery center niche markets. Working with buyers and sellers, we help identify potential strategic business opportunities including: mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, tunnel buyers, access to private capital markets, management services and/or other strategic alliances to achieve short- and long-term goals.

Interventional Management Services - Mobile Phone Charging Station — Interventional Management Services is a physician-owned ambulatory surgery center management and development company. We provide management services to ASCs with a physician-focused strategy. Centers managed by IMS range from small, one-room, single-specialty ASCs to large, multi-specialty, physician- hospital joint ventures. Partnering with IMS brings stability, reliability and support to existing surgery centers. Physician ownership and control are key components of every IMS partnership. Allowing physicians to maintain control of their environment is what sets IMS apart from traditional ASC management companies.

Surgery Partners - Conference at a Glance — Surgery Partners provides the healthcare industry with solutions that improve patient quality of care, optimize operational efficiency, and grow the business of our customers. Our core business is managing, developing and acquiring ASCs. We currently have 49 multi-specialty surgery centers focused on patient care. We focus on growing the ASCs that we currently manage, while searching for new partners through acquisition and development. By developing strong partnerships, we strive to provide the best possible experience and outcome for physicians and patients.

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